There are a good amount of people in this world who are still illiterate. Some of us think reading and writing is second nature and don’t think twice about it. But for some, illiteracy is an indicator of a society that needs help. It is a gift to be able to read and write and be able to communicate in this way, but some are not so fortunate.
These issues of illiteracy aren’t just problems in third-world countries, but in our own advanced societies. About 32 MILLION people in the United States alone are considered to be illiterate. According to The Washington Post, and the book, World Literacy by John W. Miller & Michael C. McKenna, the USA is #7 on the list of most literate countries with Finland being #1.
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In an effort to increase literacy around the world, Pizza Hut has partnered with First Book Marketplace and introduced its Literary Project. When you buy a pizza, you’ll have the option to add a book to your order. First Book “has distributed more than 150 million books and educational resources to programs and schools serving children from low-income families” according to Pizza Hut. First Book’s blog says, “the funds raised from each Pizza Hut location will go to local educators so they can purchase books and resources from the First Book Marketplace.”
Many low-income communities don’t have the money to purchase children’s books, so a child’s exposure to reading beneficial material outside of school is limited. Pizza Hut is sponsoring many literary events and is dedicated to increasing literacy around the world.
You can donate directly through Pizza Hut’s Literary Project now!
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